NYC shelters rescue pets left behind by people dead from coronavirus

Fearing he’d never make it out of the hospital alive, an 82-year-old East Village man wanted to make sure his beloved cat would be cared for.

As his condition deteriorated, a a neighbor cared for the cat by dropping off food and water. Since the apartment had been inhabited by a COVID-19-positive person, the neighbor left the supplies just inside the door.

Mantat Wong of Animal Haven wore protective gear to rescue Winter, a cat, from an East Village apartment after her elderly owner died from coronavirus.(Photo courtesy Nicole Chan/Animal Haven) Fearing he’d never make it out of the hospital alive, an 82-year-old East Village man wanted to make sure his […]

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